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UNESCO: Global Citizenship Education – Topics and learning objectives

This publication is the first pedagogical guidance from UNESCO on global citizenship education. It is the result of an extensive research and consultation process with experts from different parts of the world. This guidance draws on the UNESCO publication “Global

Posted in Human rights, Thematic resources

Feedback from the Francophonie Summit

By Ficeméa 26 and 27 November 2016 will be remembered as a major victory for supporters of high-quality public education. At the summit in Madagascar, the 57 Member States of the International Organisation of La Francophonie adopted the Antananarivo Declaration

Posted in Commercialization of education, In the media

UN: Sustainable Development Goals – Information and guidance for volunteer organizations

This document is part of the products of the UNV post-2015 project, which supported the positioning of  volunteerism  in  the  post-2015  process.  Through  the  project,  UNV  enhanced  the  UN  system-wide efforts to shape the new development agenda beyond 2015 while

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African Union Commission: African Gender Scorecard

The African Heads of States and governments proclaimed, 2015 as the Year of Women’s empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063. It is to support the year that the African Union Commission (AUC) decided to develop the African Gender Scorecard.

Posted in Gender equality

UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017: Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future

Worldwide, youth face myriad challenges in terms of access to equal opportunities to jobs and having a voice in decisions which affect their lives.In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social

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UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth 2014-2021

Around the world, young women and men are driving change and claiming respect for fundamental freedoms and rights; improved conditions for them and their communities; opportunities to learn, work and participate in decisions that affect them. At the same time,

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Education for sustainable development – UNESCO Green Citizens Project

As the lead UN agency for Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO has developed, within the framework of the COP21 the UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS, a project consisting of a multimedia platform and a travelling exhibition which aim to highlight the remarkable

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« COMPASS », a manual on human rights education with young people – Council of Europe

Human rights cannot be defended by legal texts only. They need to be protected and taken care of by everyone, young people included. This manual provides young people with opportunities to understand and speak human rights. It also provides youth

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Access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights – Recommendation of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Non-formal education/learning and youth work have again and again proven effective in helping young people to find approaches and solutions to overcome the disadvantage they experience and to become active and constructive contributors to the development of their communities and

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Breaking – The UN says UK development aid to commercial private schools could violate children’s rights

Posted in Commercialization of education, Reference documents, Thematic resources